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Fist of all, making women un-married retroactively is possible due to gzeira (decree) of Hazal (the rabbis), and gzeira has strength because "כל דמקדש אדעתא דרבנן מקדש" ("anyone effecting kidushin (marriage) does so intending it to be effective only to the extent instituted by Hazal") and the like. Tosafot in Gittin 33a ד"ה ואפקעינהו proposes this, and says ...


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Shulcan Aruch HaRav 638:12 All the above [leniencies] apply [only] to the decoration of the sukkah, but not to the branches used for the actual s'chach. A stipulation to make use of them is never effective, even if the sukkah collapses during the eight days of the festival, for the prohibition against [using] this is of Scriptural origin, as stated ...


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Lo Bashmayim means that when your Rav gives you a Psak and you hear a Bas Kol saying otherwise, you should follow your Rav and not the Bas Kol. However there are areas in Halacha where there is no clear Psak as there is a Machlokes between compentent Rabbi's who were or currently are on this world. Since there is no clear Psak we try to saitsfy all Shitos ...


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When asked why he doesn't visit Israel Lubavitcher Rebbe answered that once he visits he won't be able to leave (which would be an issue as the Ohel of the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe is in America, and as most Jews live in America, it would be more difficult to affect them from Israel). If one could conditionally make Aliya, he would be able to come ...


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This would not be prohibited through the laws of the land, since the First Sale Doctrine (17 United States code section 109(a))exhausts copyright lending laws at the point of sale. Normal copyright laws in halacha cover the profits from something, not the use of the object itself (Chasam Sofer Choshen Mishpat 49). Therefore, if you aren't profiting, it ...


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I am not aware of any "After highschool Yeshivah" who teaches their students that they are now halachaically required to stay in Israel. I would presume then, that any "conditional aliyah" is really described as a "visit" and not as actually moving there. However, just because nobody teaches that publicly doesn't mean the sources support it. :)


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I don't know about the above case, but my Rav was commissioned by the gedolim in eretz Yisrael to cleanse a mamzer in the U.S using a similar tactic: The mishna says that a man threw a get to his wife in a public domain: If it lands "close to her", she's divorced. "Close to him", she isn't divorced. ""1/2 by 1/2", "she's divorced and not divorced. The ...


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In "Gray Matter - Discourses in Contemporary Halachah", Rabbi Chaim Jachter explores various proposed solutions to the Agunah problem, including the idea of instituting a condition that would retroactively annul the marriage in the event of civil divorce. He writes that such a suggestion was made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by some ...


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Seemingly the answer could be inferred from what it says in Choshen Mishpat Siman 58 Sif 4. The Machaber says that if one owes 2 separate debts to someone, the creditor may collect the money from the one who owes the debts and decide which debt he is collecting on. Not only that, says the Machaber: even if the person says he is giving the money to pay back a ...


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http://halachafortoday.com/QandA4.aspx A: The Chazon Ish ruled that one who made up his mind to give Tzedaka to a certain poor person who was collecting, and then the poor person disappeared (similar to your case of the organization closing down) you can give the money to a different poor person (or in your case a similar institution) The best thing to do ...


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"Lo BeShamaim Hee" tells us that the Heavenly Court cannot decide the law (without the Earthly Court agreeing). The rules of Torah stipulate that it is the Rabbis down here who decide the laws. There is a famous story in the Talmud (Baba Metzia 59B) That illustrates this point. Here's a quote from that story: But R. Joshua arose and exclaimed: 'It is not ...



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